Children and Bipolar Anger

2018-10-16T17:33:41+00:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: Kids, Living with Bipolar|0 Comments

Temper tantrums are often a part of raising children, after all there is a reason for the phrase “the terrible twos” and “teenage angst”. However, some parents aren’t just dealing with anger caused by frustration or their children not understanding why they are being told “no”. The anger displayed by their child can be destructive […]

Bipolar Lives And Drug Interactions

2018-07-22T13:28:40+00:00June 27th, 2018|Categories: Living with Bipolar|0 Comments

Have you ever wondered if your over-the-counter pain aid or the dietary supplements you take for your health could interact with the medication you are taking to help manage bipolar disorder? Surprisingly, there are some items in your local pharmacy aisles and in the grocery store that could cause a problem with your prescribed bipolar […]

Bipolar Disorder And Chronic Pain

2018-06-26T18:14:46+00:00June 26th, 2018|Categories: Living with Bipolar|0 Comments

Are you trying to manage chronic pain and bipolar disorder? Did you know that bipolar disorder and chronic pain have been linked? Not just the emotional anguish you often feel, but actual physical pain. It’s not only the muscle aches and lethargy that often comes with depression but the pain that is reoccurring or never […]

Bipolar Disorder And Relapse

2017-11-25T10:31:09+00:00August 20th, 2017|Categories: Living with Bipolar|7 Comments

Bipolar Disorder And Relapse Even if you take your medication consistently there is no guarantee that it will prevent a bipolar episode. Relapses will happen. This doesn’t mean that you must resign yourself to embarrassing and unpleasant hospital stays for the rest of your life. There’s hope. If you can learn how to identify those […]

Bipolar Disorder and Hypersensitivity

2017-11-25T10:31:48+00:00August 7th, 2017|Categories: Living with Bipolar|1 Comment

Hypersensitivity can occur during bipolar depressive or manic episodes. While NOT everyone diagnosed with bipolar disorder experiences hypersensitivity, this little researched condition typically occurs during bipolar manic episodes when everything is amplified. It can mean that you find that harsh artificial lights set you on edge or odors that usually don’t bother you are forcing […]

Bipolar Disorder And Exercise

2017-11-24T18:14:03+00:00July 31st, 2017|Categories: Get Treatment, Living with Bipolar|5 Comments

Bipolar Disorder And Exercise Managing bipolar disorder symptoms requires commitment, hard work and medication. Even if you faithfully follow a carefully planned routine, there’s no guarantee that you won’t experience the depressive lows and manic highs. In fact, chances are you will still have to find ways to make it through the day when your […]

Bipolar Disorder And Travel

2018-01-22T19:24:52+00:00July 22nd, 2017|Categories: Living with Bipolar|5 Comments

Vacations are usually a time to relax and take a break from your normal routine. Unfortunately, it is this change that can ruin an otherwise great trip if you’ve been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. For some, even getting ready for a trip is enough to trigger their bipolar symptoms. When this is combined with the […]

Bipolar Disorder And The Seasons

2018-01-23T09:41:43+00:00May 8th, 2017|Categories: Living with Bipolar|3 Comments

Can you track your upcoming mood swings simply by looking at the calendar? If so, you are not alone. Seasonal changes can trigger your bipolar disorder symptoms especially during the winter and spring. According to the director of psychiatry at the University of Michigan Depression Center in Ann Arbor, patients with bipolar disorder often report […]